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Blake Storm and The Astral AdventuresT
By Tony Ballejos
(Pilot Episode or First of a Trilogy Film for a Sci-fi Fantasy / Action Adventure Franchise)
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he story is about a special South Bay boy, who has to deal with all the normal adolescent problems that beset a popular and talented 16-year-old teenager/athlete. Beyond that, he also has to contend with his own ambiguity about increasing powers of mystical knowledge and questioned responsibility, astral travel and the inner conflict of increasing Messianic complexities, and dream messages. The main character has complacent adoptive parents and a Christ-
like pre-destination. This includes the initially oppressed urge to be called to duty. His duty: spread his insight and techniques, take on the powers that be. Kind of like a New Age SmallVille
, combined with elements in The Cell
and Joan of Arcadia
. With the super powers and Sci-Fi adventures coming in the dreams and the worldly accomplishments coming in real time on real (?) earth. The truth-seeking development of his character comes uneasy for him as he has an almost equally strong pre-disposition to selfishness and smolderingly impulsive, emotionally driven passion. Occasionally shows signs of anger and violence. In addition, he is a sports star at quarterback—and all the activity that would effect such an in demand stallion. This script is part comic book Sci-fi Adventure, part Horror, part Teenage Soap Opera, part New Age Philosophical and Mythological/Message Laden Allegory, and finally part Psycho-Physiological Drama. Part of our protagonist’s destiny will help unlock some of the mysteries of life, spirituality, inter stellar and beyond travel, heroism, and the human mind. He is the flagship of the new Indigo Children, giving strong merit to the new hypothesis. (The Indigo Children—theoretically are a group of kids coming up who are literally the first of an evolved or mutated human species with more psychic and spiritual connectivity/ ability, the first wave coming within the last 14-17 years or post 1988, Indigo literally meaning: glowing aura.)
Making him a sports hero and football star is essential. The characters and adventures in his dreams or astral episodes will symbolically and allegorically teach him to stretch his reason for being on earth. Like Muhammad Ali, he is athletically gifted, as well as unbelievably charismatic and noble—if flawed—but more importantly—chosen, chosen by a higher power—by virtue of his worldly gifts and special aura. A selected spiritual guider and enlightener. An anarchist/political provocateur, power up setter and occasionally a spoiled brat.:: His power while in the astral planes and dreamscapes include:
Gifted athlete. The ability to fly, sometimes at will. Intermittent super human strength. Occasionally the ability to shoot flame and lasers from his hands. Sometimes he has the capabilities of walking through walls. Heroic bravery and nobility. Brilliant instinctive battle strategist. The ability to occasionally astral project from one dreamscape to another—or to an astral plane. (These perception changes are accomplished through twirling on the ground when earthbound and spiral maneuvering while flying.) These two relatively simple moves change his dreamscape. To have an astral projection, sometimes he must take an earthly-like deep thought meditation approach while in a lucid state. (Although typically there is way too much activity in his otherworldly episodes to find the time and tranquility.)
In his waking hours he has developed (since the first astral projection) a minimal telekinesis ability, which he instinctively attempts to develop.:: His weaknesses:
Inexperienced as an astral traveler and parallel dimension visitor. These dimensions have an entirely different set of physics and universe laws. The random, sometimes induced change of scenery from one astral plane to another keeps him off balance and unsure. Bad, sometimes uncontrollable temper. Selfish. Not so wise just yet.
Although Blake likes to play Neo in his dreams, the nightmares and perceived responsibility sometimes scare the hell out of him. He really does not want to be The Awakened One. He just wants to hang out, play a little football. Maybe sing with a band and write some lyrics. Get chicks. He challenges the higher cause and this ludicrous Divine Task aggressively. He thinks himself unworthy therefore they must be wrong. (They, being the astral characters who lay out his destiny for him.) Still the dreams occur almost nightly with fluctuating levels of heightened realism and control. He longs for them and sometimes dreads them.
Ultimately the astral characters are trying to teach him about The Originator (the highest power so to speak), and to help show him that an ousting of the current American power base and oil dependency is inevitable. He must lead this revolution, which essentially amounts to a war. This power base is what keeps oil as the primary energy source. Moreover, while oil, and not solar, is the primary global energy source, worldly death and destruction always would prevail. He must fight for a new era. This new era will be known as The Era Of The Light. The symbolism is the evil black oil from the depths of hell, versus the warm tingling, all-powerful energy of the light, which comes from the heavens. This conflict is the primary underlying theme of our story. This is the beginning of the end for the Bush men—I mean the oilmen. Blake Storm must lead the movement to overthrow this greedy, death procuring system. Does he succeed? Did Jesus Christ? Other strong subjects and themes to include, human cloning, American global imperialism, and the scientific string theory.:: Characters as follows:BLAKE STORM
, our “why did all this get dumped on me?” protagonist who does not believe he deserves to be The One. And The One With The Golden Arm Shall Lead Them. Sixteen-year-old strapping, temperamental junior at Redondo Union High. The flagships of the new Indigo Children. One-third Mexican, one-third Irish, one-third German, one hundred percent unique physical specimen. Orphaned at birth. One of the best high school quarterbacks in the state, maybe in the nation. Just a flawless athlete, who effortlessly excels, yet does not really see his own prowess. Major college scouts are already familiar with him. All concerned parties are playing wait and see, as his numbers remain strong. Has his first lucid dream as a young boy. Gets his first profound message and astral projection in a lucid dream in our first episode. Popular, outgoing, self-absorbed. Good dancer and magnetic front man. Musical. Understated poet and aloof leader. Very fair and rational, unless buttons pushed, then the temper flairs. Over complacent sometime, over emotional others. Tough as nails yet instinctually protective and nurturing. Our flawed hero. Like a Jake Gyllenthal typeNATHAN (NATE) DUDAIA
(doo-day-uh), Blake’s sixteen-year-old best friend and confidant. The first of the twelve Indigo Children to be introduced. Built like a brick house. Also a major college prospect as fullback. He will ride Blake’s coattails as much as possible. He is one of the few earthly people to know about Blake’s astral adventures. He believes him because he himself has had lucid dreams and one involuntary astral projection. Really loves Blake, however, he will yield to outside forces and betray him. The only character—other than Blake to cross from the physical world to the dream world—with mutual tangibility with Blake. Like a young, more athletic Sean Astin type.MITCH LINDEN
, African American offensive scout for UCLA. Forty three year old former journeyman quarterback for the professional Canadian Football League. Born and raised in San Diego, now lives in Redondo Beach. Knows talent when he sees it and knows the real deal when he knows it, and “Blake Storm is definitely It.” Gridiron Smart, yet just as much a philosophy of life expert as football. Mentor to Blake and Nate. Wants Blake to get a full ride to UCLA, but the rest of the program at UCLA are not so sure, especially since Nate must be included in the package. Mitch always implores Blake to do the right thing and somehow realize that football could allow him to help make great strides for humankind. Kind of a parallel message to what Asuras (next character) tries to teach Blake: That the sports hero glory should create a forum to spiritually enlighten and educate the masses with his leadership abilities and message. Like a Charles Dutton type.ASURAS
of Ancient Lanka. The Enabler. Blake Storms astral plane mentor. Mid thirties. Adviser and loyal comrade. Noble and prudent, as well as clever and all seeing. He attempts to teach a new age spirituality, which he hopes, will bleed over to the material world and ultimately help humankind. Asuras is not always around but manages to save our leading man-boy from time to time. Watches Manu Yayo close and is not as inexperienced or gullible as Blake. A Hugh Jackman or Viggo Mortensen type.NICI
(pronounced Nicky) SWAN
, sixteen-year-old painter, poet, and new age prophet. Like Nate and Blake, an Indigo child as well. Brilliant RUHS Junior. Cute. GPA is 4.0. Valedictorian. Definitely leans to the left in her politics. Hip little beach girl who dresses down her great body with loose artist clothes. Although not usually a fan of jocks, her spirituality compels her to be drawn to Blake. Blake is attracted to her because she is brilliant and he knows she vibes him accurately. Although not the obvious choice for Blake, it seems she has captivated him. A self proclaimed psychic, she will become famous in her own right in the years to come as a modern master of a painter. Her work will mythologize Blake Storm with symbolism and prophesies, which will riddle her paintings. Like Mitch, she knows there something about Storm beyond his NFL prospect tag. Like a toned down Natalie Portman or Keira Knightly.MANU YAYO
, our colorful antagonist. The fallen Angel entity of the waking hours Macedonian King prodigy, of 350’s BC, Alexander The Great. He succumbed to paranoia and fear, then the perpetuator of unjust murder and conquest. Not enough access to the other scapes and dimensions until to late. Locked in and only present in the astral planes, parallel dimensions and dreamscapes, he has the ultimate power: to shape shift almost at will. (Elements must be copasetic for full metamorphism to occur.) Devilish, mischievous, greedy, frightening, maddening. Never has enough. Symbolically, one side of Blake Storm, the side that is bad. Yayo can go from a slimy, grizzly bear size slug with fangs and red eyes, to a charming and smooth, if swarthy ally—with an infectious laugh and grin. Recurs in Blake’s astral adventures just when he least needs to. Always makes thing worst and somehow skates out when he has either been beaten or humiliated. His presence ranges from extremely dangerous, horrific to crude and comical. He can shape shift into so many characters and monsters no one has ever seen the real Manu Yayo. One of a crew of Tortured Entities to be introduced.:: His powers: Increasing control over shape shifting and astral projections. Great strength. Certain embodiments have Machiavellian like charm. Cunning. The Prince of Persuasion.
His weaknesses: Because of Blake’s divine aura and spiritual support, not to mention his pre-ordained path, his power is limited and inconsistent with regard to directly affecting him, he has to do it in a round about way. Motive: he is really just jealous of Blake because The Originator (The Higher Being) has selected him as the latest envoy. Yayo was given the same chance as a savior in the physical world thousands of years ago as Alexander The Great-a charismatic and brilliant leader, integrator, messenger and noble, divine being. However, he was corrupted by power. (As a historical madman and genocidal military genius.) He succumbed to paranoia and fear. He ended up in the astral planes and dreamscapes as kind of a disgraced savior. It is because of him that The Originator decided with Jesus Christ to allow this latest messenger/messiah to have the ability to access and learn from the parallel dimensions. One profound lesson of history, in this vain would be that this is why Christ, of all the messiahs, had the biggest impact and strongest most martyr-like convictions—he got a universal look—through his dreamscapes, at humankind’s real purpose. For Manu Yayo (Alexander) had no such luxury, until to little to late and as a result—failed miserably. As punishment, The Originator has banished him to The Scapes with inconsistent if tremendous power, as a petty and jealous entity who spends most of his time trying to scare the hell out of Blake and upset his momentum.AJA
, (a-sha) five-year-old Nordic princess. Only present in the astral planes and dreamscapes. Emblematically represents the purity and hope of the children of earth, their innocence. Brave and optimistic, special. She embodies all that is beautiful about the future of our children and represents all the guiltless who will suffer because of today’s mistakes. The brave little blonde girl who must be saved. Not much is known about Aja as an entity, except she recurs from time to time and really loves Blake. Like a cross between Ally Lyons and Alexa Ashley.MRS. DUDAIA
, Nate’s widowed mother. Lonely and sole supporter of Nate, she lives for him and is immeasurably proud of him.Mr. and Mrs. Storm
, Blake’s adoptive parents. Unconnected to Blake in more ways then genetics. Not much is known of Blake’s real parents, as he was given up at birth. The Miserlou Boys Orphanage in Long Beach was his home for six months. When the South Bay based Storms were unable to have children, he was adopted from the orphanage that has had 348 violations of code standards—unbeknownst to the Storms. Legend has it Blake glowed almost immediately at birth, to the point that the staff and onlookers were awestruck. Mr. Aaron Storm is an accountant for Hughes Aircraft and has no interest in football or Blake. Mrs. Beverly Storm is a clerk at the Torrance City Hall. It is not known why the Storms adopted Blake but it certainly was not affection or parental instincts. Not cruel just complacent.
Blake’s adoptive folks have little to do with his quests, and less to do with his gifts. His ambiguous history, and the incredible back story of his biological parents will eventually tell much of his anger and impetuousness, as well as his Divine Task.
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